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Financial concierge startup Zeni banks $34M to show SMBs their finances in real time

Zeni, a Palo Alto fintech company providing real-time financial services data to venture-backed startups, raised $34 million in Series B funding led by Elevation Capital. The new investment comes just five months after Zeni announced $13.5 million in a combined seed and Series A round. The company has now raised $47.5 million in total since it was co-founded in 2019 by twin brothers Swapnil Shinde and Snehal Shinde. Elevation was joined in the new round by new investors Think Investments and Nee...
Tags: Startups, TC, Finance, Funding, Tech, Palo Alto, Artificial Intelligence, Controller, American Express, Financial Services, Paytm, Mezi, Sierra Ventures, Saama Capital, Neeraj Arora, Dragon Capital

United States: BTI Consulting Group Affirms Cooley's Client Service Leadership - Cooley LLP

Palo Alto – August 2, 2021 – BTI Consulting Group recognized Cooley in its 2021 Most Recommended Law Firms report, highlighting the firm among the top 26 law firms frequently recommended by general counsels and other corporate counsel.
Tags: News, Palo Alto, United States, Bti Consulting Group, Cooley

The Station: The script for Elon Musk’s Loop drivers, Redwood snags $700M and a chat with Kodiak Robotics’ co-founder

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. In case you missed it, our scoop machine Mark Harris was at it again. This time, he found some interesting and entertaining documents related to Elon Musk’s underground Loop system in Las Vega...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Twitter, Elon Musk, Minnesota, Microsoft, Indonesia, California, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Milwaukee, Singapore

Argo AI can now offer the public rides in its autonomous vehicles in California

Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Ford and VW, has landed a permit in California that will allow the company to give people free rides in its self-driving vehicles on the state’s public roads. The California Public Utilities Commission issued the so-called Drivered AV pilot permit earlier this month, according to the approved application. It was posted on its website Friday, a little more than a week after Argo and Ford announced plans to launch at least 1,000 self-dri...
Tags: TC, California, Tech, Palo Alto, Austin, Cruise, Automotive, Vw, Ford, DMV, Miami, Autonomous Vehicles, Argo, Cpuc, Aurora, California Public Utilities Commission

CTV Ad Server Publica Launches Elea AI, a New Solution Utilizing Machine Learning to Identify Brands Within Creatives in Real-Time

Palo Alto based CTV Ad Server Publica today released a new solution that lets streaming publishers harness the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to deliver seamless ad experiences on Connected Televisions. This new solution is called Elea AI and it enables publishers to detect which advertiser is about to run programmatically, even when advertiser information […] The post CTV Ad Server Publica Launches Elea AI, a New Solution Utilizing Machine Learning to Identify Brands Within Creatives in ...
Tags: Featured, Advertising, Palo Alto, Video Ads, Press Releases, Ad & Media Strategies, Ad Operations, Ads by Creative, Ads Taxonomy, Digital Intelligence, Ad Serving, Ctv Ad Serving, elea AI, CTV Ad Server Publica Launches Elea, CTV Ad Server Publica

"This was the beginning of the reopening, and we had a line of takeout orders. Her husband stood at the doorway and was like, ‘She's hungry! She needs her food right now!’"

"People who were already nice prior to the pandemic are super nice, and people who were a little bit difficult to deal with pre-pandemic are now completely just unbearable to even serve." Said the owner of Vanessa’s Bistro in Berkeley, quoted in "SF Bay Area restaurants are still struggling. Returning customers don't see that" (SF Gate). And there's this, from the founder of Misfits Bakehouse in Palo Alto: "I’ve been seeing a huge rise in people just forgetting to be human. People have been stay...
Tags: Law, Etiquette, Restaurants, Palo Alto, Berkeley, Said, SF Bay Area, Ann Althouse, Post-coronavirus Culture, Vanessa 's Bistro

Five Palo Alto Cops Sue The City And Their PD, Claiming A Black Lives Matter Mural Harassed Them (techdirt)

A group of California police officers has decided other people's expressive rights end where their personal offense begins. Five Palo Alto police officers are suing the city, along with their own police department, for somehow discriminating against them by allowing artists to create a street-long Black Lives Matter mural these officers passed on their way to work. (Well, at least up until the mural was removed by the city in November 2020, less than six months after it was first painted.) The...
Tags: News, California, Fbi, Palo Alto, United States, Cuba, City Hall, Bryant, Southern Poverty Law Center, Welp, Tim Cushing, Plaintiffs, Ramona, New Jersey State, Joanne Chesimard, Shakur

Sea Walls Might Just Make Floods Someone Else's Problem, Study Suggests

An anonymous reader writes: Protecting the coasts in the United States from the impacts of climate change comes with a hefty price tag. But new research shows that using sea walls to safeguard land can just make the rising tides a problem somewhere else. The paper, published in PNAS, looks into the effect of erecting sea walls in one location and what that means for other places along the coast. Using the San Francisco Bay as a case study, it also assesses the economic impacts of flood scenarios...
Tags: Tech, Palo Alto, United States, Silicon Valley, Newark, San Francisco Bay, San Lorenzo, Griffin, San Rafael, South Bay, PNAS, Ars, San Leandro, Santa Clara Valley, Napa Sonoma, Robert Griffin

Report sheds light on 'cocky' but 'creative' Mespinoza ransomware group

Palo Alto's Unit 42 rejects claims group has shifted to ransomware-as-a-service Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 has probed the methods and tactics of the Mespinoza ransomware group, finding its messaging "cocky" and its tools blessed with "creative names" – but turned up no evidence to suggest the group has shifted to ransomware-as-a-service.…
Tags: Palo Alto, Software, Palo Alto Networks Unit

The 5 biggest insider stock buys of last week

Brendan McDermid/Reuters Here are the five top insider stock buys from last week. Companies include: Krispy Kreme, SentinelOne, Aerovate Therapeutics, Intapp, and Acumen Pharmaceuticals. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Insider is watching which corporate executives are making big bets on their own companies. Here are the five companies that saw the biggest combined stock purchases from insiders during the period from July 2 through July 9, accor...
Tags: New York, Ipo, Trends, Palo Alto, Austria, New York Stock Exchange, Mountain View California, Krispy Kreme, Frank Sands, Atlas Venture, Sofinnova Ventures, Rajeev Shah, Third Point, Olivier Goudet, David Grayzel, Insight Partners

California police officers sue city over 'discriminatory' BLM mural celebrating convicted cop killer

Five California police officers filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto over a Black Lives Matter mural containing anti-police imagery that...
Tags: California, Palo Alto

Officers Sue California City Over Black Lives Matter Mural

Five police officers have filed a lawsuit against the city of Palo Alto for allowing the creation of a Black Lives Matter mural that contained anti-police images.
Tags: Palo Alto, California City Over Black Lives Matter Mural

Sarah Guo, Kobie Fuller & Casey Aylward headline investor panel at TC Sessions: SaaS

While SaaS has become the default way to deliver software in 2021, it still takes a keen eye to find the companies that will grow into successful businesses, maybe even more so with so much competition. That’s why we’re bringing together three investors to discuss what they look for when they invest in SaaS startups. For starters, we’ll have Sarah Guo, who has been a partner at Greylock since 2013 where she concentrates on AI, cybersecurity, infrastructure and the future of work — all in a SaaS ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Enterprise, Tech, Palo Alto, SaaS, Goldman Sachs, Upfront Ventures, Greylock, Accel, McAfee, Kobie Fuller, Casey Aylward, Costanoa Ventures, Sarah Guo, TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

Noname Security closes $60M Series B to eliminate API flaws

Enterprise API security startup Noname Security has raised a $60 million Series B funding round, just six months after closing $25 million at Series A.   The round was led by Insight Partners with Next47, Forgepoint, and The Syndicate Group (TSG) also participating, and brings Noname’s total funding to $85 million since emerging from stealth in December 2020. The startup, which currently has a 70-strong workforce and offices in Palo Alto and Tel Aviv, says it raised rapidly due to the fact the ...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Technology, London, California, Funding, Tel Aviv, Tech, Ceo, Palo Alto, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley, Api, Experian

Top Law Firm Seeks Mid-Level Litigation Associate Attorney [Sponsored]

Looking for Mid-level IP litigator with strong writing, analytical and research skills, along with comparable big law experience. Apply within.
Tags: Asia, Law, Palo Alto, Sponsored Content, IP Litigation, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles

Biden’s executive order on cybersecurity should include behavior transparency

Ben Higgins Contributor Share on Twitter Ben Higgins is a distinguished software engineer at cybersecurity company ExtraHop and has extensive experience in protocols, parsing, encryption, security, systems and performance engineering. The Biden administration this spring announced an executive order designed to strengthen government cybersecurity defenses in the wake of several major recent hacks, including the SolarWinds, Mi...
Tags: Apple, Security, TC, Column, Microsoft, Opinion, Government, Russia, Tech, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Palo Alto, Orion, Biden, Computer Security, Solarwinds

SoftBank Vision Fund 2 leads $140M funding in Vishal Sikka’s Vianai

Vianai Systems, an AI startup founded by former chief executive of Indian IT services giant Infosys, said on Wednesday it has raised $140 million in a round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. The two-year-old startup said a number of industry luminaries also participated in the new round, which brings its total to-date raise to at least $190 million. The startup raised $50 million in its Seed financing round, but there’s no word on the size of its Series A round. Details about what exactly the Palo ...
Tags: Softbank, Funding, Tech, Palo Alto, Artificial Intelligence, KKR, Jerry Yang, Infosys, Munich Re, George Roberts, Sikka, Vishal Sikka, Jim Davidson, Fei Fei Li, SoftBank Vision Fund, SoftBank Investment Advisers

Edge computing startup Macrometa gets $20M Series A led by Pelion Venture Partners

Macrometa, the edge computing cloud and global data network for app developers, announced today it has raised a $20 million Series A. The round was led by Pelion Venture Partners, with participation from returning investors DNX Ventures (the Japan and US-focused enterprise fund that led Macrometa’s seed round), Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), Partech Partners, Fusion Fund, Sway Ventures and Shasta Ventures. The startup, which is headquartered in Palo Alto with operations in Bulgaria and India, p...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Japan, India, US, Tech, Palo Alto, Argentina, Bulgaria, Cloudflare, Shasta Ventures, App Developers, Cloud Infrastructure, Chris Cooper, Apache Kafka

Dropkick Murphys and Rancid will bring tour to Los Angeles and Santa Ana

Punk rock bands Dropkick Murphys and Rancid are hitting the road together later this summer with support from The Bronx. The trek kicks off in August and comes to California for multiple dates in October with shows at Frost Amphitheater in Palo Alto Thursday, Oct. 7; a festival performance at Aftershock at Discovery Park in Sacramento Friday, Oct. 8; the Observatory OC Festival Grounds in Santa Ana Saturday, Oct. 9; Gallagher Square Park at Petco Park in San Diego Sunday, Oct. 10; Vina Robles Am...
Tags: Music, California, Boston, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Palo Alto, Things To Do, Soccer, New Zealand, San Diego, Dropkick Murphys, Morrissey, Cypress Hill, Paso Robles, Tim Armstrong

2 of the biggest hedge fund victims of GameStop's short-squeeze suffered more losses in May, report says

Noam Galai/SOPA Images/Getty Melvin Capital and Light Street Capital's funds suffered further losses in May, the FT reported. Hedge funds lost about $6 billion since the start of May over betting against meme-stocks. The latest decline takes Melvin's overall losses to 44.7% so far this year. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US hedge funds Melvin Capital and Light Street Capital, two short sellers hurt by the GameStop day-trader rebellion ea...
Tags: New York, Amc, US, Trends, Palo Alto, Reddit, Financial Times, Gamestop, Melvin, Julian Robertson, Melvin Capital, Noam Galai, Glen Kacher, Light Street Capital, Ortex Analytics, Shalini Nagarajan

United States: Lux Closes Two Funds At $1.5 Billion - Cooley LLP

Palo Alto – June 6, 2021 – Cooley advised Lux Capital on the closing of two new funds at a total of $1.5 billion, bringing Lux's total capital under management to more than $4 billion.
Tags: News, Palo Alto, United States, Lux, Cooley, Lux Capital, Billion Cooley LLP

Archer Aviation reveals 2-seater demonstration aircraft, a “stepping stone” toward commercial operations

Archer Aviation unveiled its autonomous electric two-seater aircraft dubbed “Maker” on Thursday, which it will use for testing as it works towards certification of a larger piloted five-seater announced in March 2020. The aircraft unveiled on Thursday is not what would take to the skies should the company reach commercial operation in 2024. However, Archer’s Head of Certification Eric Wright told TechCrunch that starting with an autonomous vehicle allows the company to move throug...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Archer, Miami, Federal Aviation Administration, Wright, Goldstein, Adcock, Eric Wright, Electric Aircraft, Evtol, Joby Aviation, Urban Air Mobility

Gang Of Thieves Swarms Louis Vuitton Store, Swipes $100,000+ In Handbags

PALO ALTO, Calif. (CBS San Francisco) — Nearly a dozen thieves working together swarmed into a Louis Vuitton store in Palo Alto, stealing more than $100,000 in handbags. It’s the second such theft at the Stanford Shopping Center in three weeks. Palo Alto police said the latest incident happened on Monday at about 5:30 p.m. A coordinated group of eleven suspects ran into the store and grabbed 36 handbags, running through mall and fleeing in five vehicles before officers arrived. Witnesses were on...
Tags: San Francisco, Palo Alto, Honda, Audi, Hyundai, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Union Square, Stanford Shopping Center, Around the Nation, Gang Of Thieves Swarms Louis Vuitton Store, PALO ALTO Calif CBS San Francisco

Chinese lidar maker Hesai lands $300M led by Hillhouse, Xiaomi, Meituan

The rush to back lidar companies continues as more automakers and robotaxi startups include the remote sensing method in their vehicles. Latest to the investment boom is Hesai, a Shanghai-based lidar maker founded in 2014 with an office in Palo Alto. The company just raised over $300 million in a Series D funding round led by GL Ventures, the venture capital arm of storied private equity firm Hillhouse Capital, smartphone maker Xiaomi, on-demand services giant Meituan and CPE, the private equity...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, California, China, Germany, Funding, Tech, Palo Alto, Automotive, Shanghai, Xiaomi, Venture Capital, Baidu, Lidar, Lightspeed, Temasek

The Station: Aurora gets closer to a SPAC deal, Spin’s new strategy and Waymo One app numbers

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We are days away from TC Sessions: Mobility 2021, a one-day virtual event scheduled for June 9 that is bringing together some of the best and brightest minds in transportation. I’ll...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Apps, Europe, New York, London, Australia, Washington, Russia, Berlin, Milwaukee, Singapore, India, America, San Francisco

America’s Hottest Neighborhoods: Willow Glen in San Jose, California

Robust work-from-home policies amid the pandemic and an upcoming development by Google, as well as other charms, make Willow Glen an enviable place to live.
Tags: Apple, Google, Adobe, America, San Francisco, Paypal, Palo Alto, Radio, Agent, Silicon Valley, San Jose, NHL, Cupertino, Investors, Inventory, Willow Glen

12 of the richest LGBTQ people in the world

Tim Cook and Giorgio Armani are billionaires. Getty Images Some famous LGBTQ figures are worth billions after inheriting empires or building companies. In 2020, Apple CEO Tim Cook officially became a billionaire. Giorgio Armani's is worth $8.1 billion, while Domenico Dolce is worth $1.6 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. David Geffen, the co-founder of DreamWorks, is worth $9.9 billion, according to Forbes. David Geffen. Stephen Lovekin/Getty ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, England, Hollywood, Cook, Money, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Life, Lgbt, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Paypal, Palo Alto, Billionaires

Pitching to VCs outside of your home country

Mostly thanks to COVID-19, the venture capital industry is going global. Which means that VCs are increasingly willing to invest across borders. Some implications for investor pitches.VCs get the confidence to invest further away partly because of increased specialisation. They know exactly what sort of deals to look for, have a very deep understanding of technology in that particular field, and as a result can size up opportunities easily, even at long distance.[P.S. Something similar happened ...
Tags: US, Nasa, Palo Alto, Culture, Speaking, Board, Investor presentation

CDK Global buys vehicle the e-commerce platform Roadster for $360 million

Roadster, the Palo Alto-based digital platform that gives dealers tools to sell new and used vehicles online has been acquired for $360 million by retail automotive technology company CDK Global Inc., according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. As part of the all-cash deal, Roadster is now a wholly owned subsidiary. Roadster’s business model has evolved since its founding in 2013. The online sales platform initially hosted dealers’ inventory on its site, but handled the entire sale...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Palo Alto, Automotive, Securities And Exchange Commission, Brian Krzanich, CDK Global Inc, Roadster, CDK Global, Connected Store, Andy Moss Roadster

Meet billionaire investor Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs who spends much of her $21 billion on charity and says her kids won't inherit the fortune

Laurene Powell Jobs. Steve Jennings/Getty Images Laurene Powell Jobs more than the widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. She's also a powerful impact investor and philanthropist with a net worth of $21.7 billion. Powell Jobs hosts elaborate Halloween shows at her Silicon Valley home and owns a $110 million yacht. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Laurene Powell Jobs is much more than just Steve Jobs' widow. The 57-year-old billionaire is a formidable presence i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Florida, Education, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, Finance, Stanford, Disney, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends